Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Malaysian Chess Championship - Round 1 : Hassan Basri, Muhd Ariji - Hao , Looi Xin

Hassan Basri, Muhd Ariji - Hao , Looi Xin 
Malaysian Chess Championship
Round 1, 2019.05.29, Kuantan, Pahang

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bb5 unusual line 

6...Bd7 7. O-O g6 8. Nxc6  too early to exchange the knight. 8...bxc6 capture toward the center. Black have more pawns on the centre and also the open b-file for his rook.

9. Ba4 Bg7 10. f3 Qb6+ 11. Kh1 O-O 12. Rb1 unnecessary. 12. Bb3 is better, cover the d5 square and inderictly shield the b2 pawn. The rook may go to d1 later. 

12... Rfd8 black plan to push d5 later 

13. Qd3 Rab8 14. Be3 Qa5 15. Bb3 Be8 16. Rfd1 d5!

Black break in the center.  17. exd5 cxd5 18. Bd4 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 e6  and white lose a piece

18... e6 19. Qe2 White has no clear plan. He just shuffle his piece around.

19...Nh5 20. Bxg7 Nxg7 21. Qe5 Qb6

white need a concrete plan before black start rolling the a and d pawn. As great chess master once said  A bad plan is better than none at all” (Frank Marshall)

 22. Na4 Bxa4 23.Bxa4 Nf5  white  have some dark square issue

 24. c3 Qf2  25. Rf1?? 

25...Rxb2!!  26. Rg1 26. Rxf2 Rxb1+ and mate follow

26... Rxb1 27. Rxb1 Qxa2  black is simply two pawn up and should have no problem to win. Furthermore, white's bishop and rook are both being attack by black's queen and he will lost either one.

28. g4?? instead of giving the bishop, white choose to give the rook ?

28...Qxb1+ white resign. A walk in the park for the
first seeded. 0-1

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